I am a textile and mixed media visual artist based just outside Edinburgh in Scotland.
I have exhibited extensively over the past eleven years, most recently in my solo exhibition, Close-Knit at Timespan in Sutherland and 500 Miles North at The Hannah McLure Centre, Dundee, where I showed alongside six other artists, all of whom had been voted as one of ‘The brightest and best Future 500 rising stars’ by Courvoisier in The Observer in 2007. The chandelier, pictured, was also featured in craftscotland’s, The C Word advertisement, which showed in international cinemas and on STV.
A constant inspiration for my work is the home and the relationship people have with the objects they put in their homes. I make art by exploring seemingly trivial household objects, and remake these by playfully transforming them, often using them as surrogates for the owner’s body, and, consequently drawing attention to their significance in helping to tell a story about the inhabitants’ life and the culture in which they lived.
Year Established: September 2000
2011, The Richard Coley Award for Sculpture – Visual Arts Scotland
2008, The Russell Trust Prize - Visual Arts Scotland
2007, Courvoisier The Future 500 in collaboration with The Observer (One of 'The brightest and best Future 500 rising stars')
2007, RSA Ottillie Helen Wallace Prize - Royal Scottish Academy
2006, Sally Schofield Memorial Prize - Visual Arts Scotland
2000, Shell Expro Award - Aberdeen Artists, Aberdeen Art Gallery
1998, N.S. MacFarlane Charitable Trust Award - The Royal Glasgow Institute
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